Welfare Benefits Update - The Impact of Welfare Reform & Other Changes
Duration 1 day
April 2013 saw the beginning of a significant sequence of changes to the social security system. These changes targeted at working-age people are often referred to as 'welfare reform' and the overriding objective is to reduce spending on social security. This means that some of the changes had a negative impact on potential claimants. This one day training course will cover recent welfare reform changes already in place, as well as other changes that are in the pipeline. Universal Credit is also covered in summary in the afternoon session.
This course is designed to cover: The changes introduced by welfare reform Timescale for implementation Regional variations Impacts on those depending on social security
Methods of Delivery
The day is broken up by a series of exercises focussing on each of the areas covered, and the trainer employs visual aids and prompts to ensure the complexity of the subject is communicated in a user-friendly way
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Bedroom Tax developments
- Recent changes and impact relating to the Benefit Cap
- Other Housing Benefit and Tax Credits case developments
- ESA case law developments
- Changes to Personal Independence Payments
- The new Bereavement Support Payments system
- Universal Credit update
Anyone who supports customers or clients who depend on social security. However, this course is not a basic training event, and will be of most help to those who already have a basic understanding of the social security system.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course although it is likely to be more relevant if delegates have previously attended An Introduction to Basic Welfare Benefits.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Basic Welfare Benefits - An Introduction
ESA and PIP: A Comprehensive Approach to Claiming Benefits
Welfare Reform & Universal Credit